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Kokanee

​Description

Kokanee is an erect, leafy bunch plant with wide deep green leaves. Kokanee provides profuse tillering and is very leafy. It has vigorous seedlings and is adapted to a wide array of soil types. Kokanee was selected for vigorous, winterhardy and uniformity in 15 genotypes and was tested in forage trials in Canada.

​Adaptation

Kokanee has been extensively tested in Canada and has proved to be a very winterhardy, productive variety at all locations where it was tested. Tall Fescue can be well adapted to tougher soil conditions like saline areas and low PH. Kokanee is recommended for use in mixtures and pure stands. It is ideally suited to areas that receive adequate moisture.

Characteristics

Variety

Kokanee

Use

Hay & Pasture

Root Habit

Bunch-grass

Plant Type

Basal

Preferred Growing Conditions

Widely adapted; does best on moist heavy textured soils

Production Period

Spring – Fall

Key Features

  • Excellent heat and drought tolerance
  • Endophyte free
  • Excellent seedling vigour
  • Moderate winter hardiness
  • Adapted to a variety of soil types

Limitations

  • Not always winter hardy

Environmental Tolerances

Winter Hardiness

Fair to Good

Drought Tolerance

Moderate

Flooding Tolerance

Moderate to High

Optimum PH

5.5–6.5

Acidity Tolerance

High

Alkalinity Tolerance

Moderate

Salinity Tolerance

Moderate to High